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RIC Volume III - Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD)


Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 140, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS II[I]
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right
AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
Bare head of Marcus Aurelius right
18mm x 19mm, 2.93g
RIC III, 415a (Antoninus Pius) (S)


Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AR Denarius, 140-144, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII F COS
Bare head right
PIETAS AVG
Secespita, aspergillum, ewer, lituus, simpulum
17mm x 19mm, 3.65g
RIC III, 424a (Antoninus Pius) (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 145-147, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII F
Bare head right
COS-II
Honos, togate, standing left, branch in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.31g
RIC III, 429a (Antoninus Pius) (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 145-147, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII F
Bare head right
COS-II
Honos, togate, standing left, branch in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 19mm, 2.96g
RIC III, 429a (Antoninus Pius) (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 148-149, Rome
AVRELIVS CAESAR AN_TONINI AVG PII FIL
Bare head right
TR POT III-COS II
Clementia standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, hitching robe with left
CLEM in exergue
17mm x 20mm, 2.86g
RIC III, 448b (Antoninus Pius) (C)


Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AR Denarius, 151-152, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII FIL
Bare head right
TR POT VI-COS II
Genius Exercitus standing facing, head left, patera in right hand sacrificing over lit altar, legionary eagle in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.45g
RIC III, 453a (Antoninus Pius) (S)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 151-152, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE . SAR AVG PII FIL
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder
TR POT VI-COS II
Genius Exercitus standing left, patera in right hand sacrificing over lit altar, legionary eagle in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.10g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 453a (Antoninus Pius) but unlisted with this bust type)
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 113, Lot 475, May, 2005


Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AR Denarius, 153, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII FIL
Bare head right
TR POT VII-COS II
The Loyalty of the Army standing facing, head left, right breast exposed, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left, aquila in left hand
17mm x 20mm, 3.55g
RIC III, 458 (S) (Antoninus Pius)
Ex Harlan Berk

Notes from Berk flip: "Since the personification on reverse clearly has female breasts, she cannot be the male Genius of the Army as traditionally described. Probably instead Fides or Concordia Exercitus, who would be female."


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 153-154, Rome
AVRELIVS CAES_AR AVG PII FIL
Bare head right
TR POT VIII-COS II
Genius Exercitus standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera in right hand over lit altar at left, aquila in left hand
17mm x 19mm, 3.16g
RIC III, 461 (S) (Antoninus Pius)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 155-156, Rome
AVRELIVS CAES-ANTON AVG PII F
Bare head right
TR POT X-COS II
Virtus, helmeted, standing facing, right breast exposed, head left, parazonium in right hand, vertical spear in left
16mm x 18mm, 3.29g
RIC III, 468 (C) (Antoninus Pius)


Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AE Sestertius, 145, Rome
AVRELIVS CAES_AR AVG PII F COS II
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder
HILA_RI_TAS
Hilaritas standing facing, head left, long palm in right hand, cornucopiae in left
S | C across fields
31mm x 32mm, 27.08g, 5h
RIC III, 1242a (S) (Antoninus Pius); Banti 111

Consignor notes: gVF, green patina, minor smoothing.


Marcus Aurelius, AE Sestertius, 145, Rome
AVRELIVS CAE_SAR AVG PII F COS II
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder
VOTA-PVBLICA
Marcus Aurelius standing facing, head left, clasping hands with Faustina II standing right, Concordia standing facing behind and between them, head right
S C in exergue
29mm x 30mm, 20.16g
RIC III, 1253a (R) (Antoninus Pius)


Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AE As, 145, Rome
AVRELIVS CAESAR-AVG PII F COS II
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder
HILA_RI_T_AS
Hilaritas standing facing, head left, long palm in right hand, cornucopiae in left
S | C across fields
25mm x 26mm, 13.09g
RIC III, 1260 (S) (Antoninus Pius)

Consignor notes: gVF, minor porosity, dark patina with some bronze highlights.


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 161-December 162, Rome
IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG
Bare head right
PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III
Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm, 3.20g
RIC III, 50 (C)

Note: The copper coloring in spots, along with the blackened areas, may be indicative of this coin having been found after a fire


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 162-December 163, Rome
IMP M ANTONINVS AVG
Bare head right
CONCORD AVG TR P XVII
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, leaning with left arm on statue of Spes, cornucopiae under seat
COS III in exergue
18mm x 19mm, 3.42g
RIC III, 59 (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 163-December 164, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-ARMENIACVS
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVIII . IMP II COS III
Armenia seated left on ground, supporting chin with right hand, left on bow, standard with banner waving in wind behind shield to left
ARMEN in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 3.26g
RIC III, 81 (C)
Ex Keith Emmett Collection; Ex M & R, 1997


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 163-December 164, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-ARMENIACVS
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVIII-IMP II COS III
Mars, helmeted, standing facing, head right, reversed spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield
17mm x 18mm, 3.40g
RIC III, 92 (C)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Marcus Aurelius as Augustus, AR Denarius, December 163-December 164, Rome
ANTONINVS AVG-ARMENIACVS
Laureate head right
P M TR P XVIII-IMP II COS III
Mars, helmeted, standing facing, head right, reversed spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield
17mm x 18mm, 3.43g
RIC III, 92 (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 163-December 164, Rome
M ANTONINVS-AVG IMP II
Bare head right
P M TR P XVIII-COS III
Minerva, helmeted, standing facing, head left, olive branch upward in right hand, vertical spear in left hand and resting on shield
17mm x 18mm, 2.82g
RIC III, 102 (C)


Marcus Aurelius as Augustus, AR Denarius, December 165-Summer 166, Rome
M ANTONINVS AVG-ARMENIACVS
Laureate head right
VICT AVG TR-P X_X COS III
Victory, draped and towered, flying left, holding open garland in both hands
18mm, 3.16g
RIC III, 157 (S)

Consignor notes: aEF. Well-struck and centered, traces of luster. Scarce - 18 specimens in Reka-Devnia hoard.


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 169-December 170, Rome
M ANTONINVS AVG-TR P XXIIII
Laureate head right
CO_S-III
Diana standing facing, head left, arrow in right hand, bow in left
17mm x 20mm, 2.32g
RIC III, 212 (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 169-December 170, Rome
M ANTONINVS-AVG TR P XXIIII
Laureate head right
FORT RED-COS III
Fortuna Redux seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.40g
RIC III, 220 (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 169-December 170, Rome
M ANTONINVS AVG-TR P XXIIII
Laureate head right
VICT-AVG-C_OS III
Victory advancing left, wreath in right hand, trophy in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.35g
RIC III, 225 (C)
Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 241, September 2005

Note: The rendering of the trophy design is very odd and Victory's wing is not attached to her body and also an unusual style.


Marcus Aurelius, AV Aureus, December 170-December 171, Rome
IMP M ANTONINVS-AVG TR P XXV
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VOTA SVSCEP-DECENN II
Marcus Aurelius, veiled, standing left, sacrificing at tripod
COS III in exergue
19mm x 20mm, 7.27g
RIC III, 250 (R2)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 171-December 172, Rome
M ANTONINVS-AVG TR P XXVI
Laureate head right
IMP VI-COS III
Mars, helmeted, in military dress, standing right, vertical spear in right hand, left resting on large shield set on ground
17mm x 19mm, 2.95g
RIC III, 261 (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 171-December 172, Rome
M ANTONINVS-AVG TR P XXVI
Laureate head right
LIBERAL AVG-V . COS III
Liberalitas standing left, accounting-board in left hand, cornucopiae in right
17mm x 18mm, 3.22g
RIC III, 267 (S)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, December 176-Autumn 177, Rome
M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM
Laureate head right
TR P XXXI IMP VIII COS III P P
Suit of armor in front of pile of arms
DE GERM in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 3.30g
RIC III, 363 (S)
Ex Robert Kutcher Collection

Note: Refers to a victory over the Germans in c.175


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 180, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head of Antoninus Pius right
CONSECRATIO
Eagle standing right, head left
17mm x 19mm, 3.48g
RIC III, 429 (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 180, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head of Antoninus Pius right
CONSECRATIO
Eagle standing right, head left, on altar decorated with garlands
18mm x 19mm, 3.39g
RIC III, 431 (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right, seen from behind, drapery on both sides of left shoulder
CONSECRATIO
Four tiered ustrinum - the lowest most of which represents a plain podium with three large festoons, and the profile of a festoon at each end. The next tier forms the sepulchral chamber for the reception of the dead body. In the center is a pair of paneled folding doors, flanked by two niches on each side with statues and surmounted by a cornice. The tier above has two arch-headed niches with statues; and the upper forms a lofty plain attic with hanging drapery in front. A lit torch flanks each end of the upper tier, which forms a pedestal surmounted by the quadriga of the deceased, with his statue in the chariot. All the tiers diminish in width from the base upwards so as to assume a pyramidal form.
18mm, 3.09g
RIC III, 438 (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right, seen from behind, drapery on both sides of left shoulder
CONSECRATIO
Four tiered ustrinum - the lowest most of which represents a plain podium with two large festoons, and the profile of a festoon at each end. The next tier forms the sepulchral chamber for the reception of the dead body. In the center is a pair of paneled folding doors, flanked by two niches on each side with statues and surmounted by a cornice. The tier above has three square-headed niches with statues and a cornice represented by beads; and the upper forms a lofty plain attic with hanging drapery in front. A lit torch flanks each end of the upper tier, which forms a pedestal surmounted by the quadriga of the deceased, with his statue in the chariot. All the tiers diminish in width from the base upwards so as to assume a pyramidal form.
16mm x 17mm, 2.80g
RIC III, 438 (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right, seen from behind, drapery on both sides of left shoulder
CONSECRATIO
Four tiered ustrinum - the lowest most of which represents a plain podium with one large festoon, three smaller festoons, and the profile of a festoon at each end. The next tier forms the sepulchral chamber for the reception of the dead body. In the center is a pair of paneled folding doors, flanked by two niches on each side with statues and surmounted by a cornice. The tier above has three arch-headed niches with statues and a cornice represented by beads; and the upper forms a lofty plain attic with hanging drapery in front. A lit torch flanks each end of the upper tier, which forms a pedestal surmounted by the quadriga of the deceased, with his statue in the chariot. All the tiers diminish in width from the base upwards so as to assume a pyramidal form.
17mm, 3.20g
RIC III, 438 (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder
DIVO-PIO
Column surmounted by statue of Antoninus Pius
17mm, 3.43g
RIC III, 440 (C)

Note: The base of this column is still in existence today and is currently part of the Vatican Museum. The drapery on the portrait is practically an afterthought - there is just a hint of it behind the neck.


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 161, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
DI_VO P_IO
Large shrine with doors closed
16mm x 17mm, 3.33g
RIC III, 441 (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, 161, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
DI_VO P_IO
Large shrine with door ajar
16mm x 18mm, 2.74g
RIC III, 441 (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, After 180, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head of Antoninus Pius right
DIV_O-PIO
Antoninus Pius seated left, branch upward in right hand, scepter in left
16mm x 18mm, 3.16g
RIC III, 442 (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 168, Rome
ANTONIVS AVGVR / III VIR R P C
Galley sailing left
ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST
Legionary eagle between two standards
LEG | VI across fields
18mm x 19mm, 3.42g
RIC III, 443 (S)

Note: Restoration commemorative of Marc Antony, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Actium in 31 BC


Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, 168, Rome
ANTONIVS AVGVR / III VIR R P C
Galley sailing left
ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST
Three legionary standards
LEG | VI across fields
17mm x 18mm, 2.52g
RIC III, 443v (S for type)
Restoration commemorative of Marc Antony, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Actium in 31 BC

Note: Variant for reverse attribute - legionary eagle between two standards expected


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 161-December 162, Rome
IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
Bare head right
PROV-DEOR TR P II COS II
Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.36g
RIC III, 482 (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 161-December 162, Rome
IMP L AVREL VERVS AVG
Bare head, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PROV DEOR TR P II COS II
Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.43g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 482)

Note: RIC 482 listed as bare head, bust right with no cuirass


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 161-December 162, Rome
L . VERVS AVG
Bare head, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
PROV-DEOR TR P II COS II
Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.38g
RIC III, 485 (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, Autumn-December 163, Rome
L . VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Bare head right
TR P III . IMP II COS II
Armenia seated left on ground, surrounded by arms, supporting chin with right hand, standard with banner waving in wind in background to left
18mm x 19mm, 3.43g
RIC III, 505 (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 163-December 164, Rome
L . VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Bare head right
TR P IIII IMP II COS II
Armenia seated left on ground, surrounded by arms, supporting chin with right hand, standard with banner waving in wind in background to left
ARMEN in exergue
17mm x 19mm, 3.22g
RIC III, 509 (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, December 163-December 164, Rome
L VERVS AVG-ARMENIACVS
Bare head, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
TR P IIII-IMP II COS II
Mars standing right, transverse spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield
17mm x 18mm, 3.35g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 514)

Note: RIC 514 listed as laureate, cuirassed bust right


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, August-December 165, Rome
L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head right
TR P V . IMP III COS II
Parthian captive, bound, seated right on ground, quiver, bow and shield at right
17mm x 19mm, 3.23g
RIC III, 540 (C)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, After January 169, Rome
DIVVS-VERVS
Bare head right
CONSE_CRATIO
Eagle standing right, head upward left
18mm x 19mm, 3.46g
RIC III, 596a (S)


Lucius Verus, AR Denarius, After January 169, Rome
DIVVS-VERVS
Bare head right
CONSE_CRATIO
Four-tiered funeral pyre, decorated with garlands and statues, surmounted by Lucius Verus in a quadriga
17mm x 19mm, 3.41g
RIC III, 596b (S)
Ex Jonathan Kern, MidAmerica show, June 2005


Commodus as Caesar, AR Denarius, 172-175, Group I, Rome
COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM
Bare head of Commodus right
LIBER_AL_ITAS AVG
Liberalitas standing facing, head left, coin shaker in right hand, cornucopiae in left
19mm, 3.36g
RIC III, 599 (C)


Commodus as Caesar, AR Denarius, 175-176, Group II, Rome
COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM
Bare head, draped bust right, seen from behind
PRINC-IVV_ENT
Commodus standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, reversed spear in left, trophy with shield and arms at base at right
18mm x 21mm, 2.90g
RIC III, 616 (C)


Commodus as Caesar, AR Denarius, 175-176, Group II, Rome
COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM
Bare head, draped bust right, seen from behind
PRI_NC-IVV_ENT
Commodus standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, reversed spear in left, trophy with shield at base at right
17mm x 19mm, 3.25g
RIC III, 616 (C)


Commodus as Caesar, AR Denarius, 175-176, Group II, Rome
COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM
Bare head, draped bust right, seen from behind
PRI_NC . IVV_ENT
Commodus standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, reversed spear in left, trophy with shield at base at right
18mm x 19mm, 3.23g
RIC III, 616 (C)


Commodus as Caesar, AR Denarius, 175-176, Group II, Rome
COMMODO CAES AVG- FIL GERM SARM
Bare head, draped bust right, seen from behind
SPES . PV_BLICA
Spes advancing left, flower upwards in right hand, raising folds of drapery from skirt in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.31g
RIC III, 622 (C)


Commodus as Caesar, AR Denarius, 175-176, Group II, Rome
COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM
Bare head, draped bust right, seen from behind
SPE_S-PVBLICA
Spes advancing left, flower upwards in right hand, raising folds of drapery from skirt in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.29g
RIC III, 622 (C)


Commodus as Caesar, AR Denarius, 177, Rome
IMP CAES L AVREL CO_MMODVS GERM SARM
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
TR POT-II-COS
Salus standing left, patera in right hand feeding snake coiled round altar, scepter in left
18mm x 19mm, 3.47g
RIC III, 626 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at back of head in small bun
FECVND AVGVSTAE
Fecunditas standing facing, head left, holding two infants, two children standing on either side
17mm x 19mm, 3.19g
RIC III, 676 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at back of head in small bun
FECVND AVGVSTAE
Fecunditas standing facing, head left, holding two infants, two children standing on either side
17mm x 18mm, 3.12g
RIC III, 676 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius Fourree, Before 175/176, " Rome"
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at back of head in small bun
FECVND- AVGVSTAE
Fecunditas standing facing, head left, holding two infants, two children standing on either side
18mm x 19mm, 2.56g
RIC III, 676 for regular issue


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA- AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun, circlet of pearls above side waves
FECVNDITAS
Fecunditas standing right, infant in left hand, scepter in right
18mm, 2.88g
RIC III, 677 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair braided and coiled at back of head in large bun
FORTVNAE-MVLIEBRI
Fortuna seated left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 18mm, 3.09g
RIC III, 683 (R)

Note: This is the only issue to use this reverse legend and refers to the "Fortune of Women".


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair braided and coiled at back of head in large bun
FORTVNAE-MVLIEBRI
Fortuna seated left, rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left
17mm x 19mm, 3.34g
RIC III, 683 variant (R)

Note: Variant for reverse attribute - this rare coin is shown on Plate XI, 219 and has a rudder set on ground.

Note: This is the only issue to use this reverse legend and refers to the "Fortune of Women".


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
HIL_A_RITAS
Hilaritas standing facing, head left, long palm set on ground in right hand, cornucopiae in left
?mm, 3.55g
RIC III, 686 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Plain-diademed, draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
IV_NO
Juno standing left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, peacock before at feet
18mm, 3.01g
RIC III, 688 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, wearing circlet of pearls, hair waved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
I_V_NO
Juno standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, vertical scepter in left, peacock before at feet
18mm x 19mm, 3.41g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC III 688 but unlisted with this bust type)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Double-strand pearl-diademed, draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
IVNONI-REGINAE
Juno standing left, patera in right hand, scepter in left, peacock before at feet
17mm, 3.34g
RIC III, 695 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in large bun
MATRI-MAGNAE
Cybele seated left, branch in right hand, left arm resting on drum, lion at her side
16mm x 18mm, 3.37g
RIC III, 706 (S)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair waved and coiled at back of head in small bun
SAECVLI FELICIT
Pulvinar on which are Antoninus Pius and Commodus seated facing each other
18mm x 19mm, 3.16g
RIC III, 711 (C)


Faustina II, AR Denarius, Before 175/176, Rome
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at back of head in small bun
TEMPOR FELIC
Faustina standing facing, head left, holding two infants, two children standing on either side
18mm x 19mm, 3.44g
RIC III, 719 (C)

Note: RIC incorrectly describes this reverse with one child standing on either side


Diva Faustina II, AR Denarius, 176-180, Rome
DIVA FAV_STINA PIA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in large bun
CONSE_CRATIO
Peacock standing right, head left
17mm x 18mm, 2.59g
RIC III, 744 (C)


Diva Faustina II, AR Denarius, 176-180, Rome
DIVA FAV_STINA PIA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in large bun
CONSEC_RATIO
Peacock standing right, head left
17mm, 2.82g
RIC III, 744 (C)


Diva Faustina II, AR Denarius, 176-180, Rome
DIVA FAV_STINA PIA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in large bun
CONSECR_ATIO
Peacock standing right, head left
17mm x 19mm, 2.56g
RIC III, 744 (C)


Diva Faustina II, AR Denarius, 176-180, Rome
DIVA FAV_STINA PIA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in large bun
CONS_ECRA_TIO
Large altar, closed doors, horned roof
18mm, 3.24g
RIC III, 746 (C)


Diva Faustina II, AR Denarius, 176-180, Rome
DIVA FAV_STINA PIA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in large bun
CONS_ECRA_TIO (engraved beginning at 3-o'clock in error)
Large altar, closed doors with large pull handles, horned roof
18mm x 19mm, 2.35g
RIC III, 746 (Marcus Aurelius) (C)


Diva Faustina II, AR Denarius, 176-180, Rome
DIVAE FAV_STINAE PIAE
Veiled, draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
MATRI CAST_R_ORVM
Faustina seated and slightly reclined left, phoenix on globe in right hand, scepter in left, two legionary standards and globe before
18mm, 3.50g
RIC III, -- (cf. RIC 753 (Marcus Aurelius) as diademed; and reverse device, globe by standards not listed)


Lucilla, AR Denarius, 164-182/183, Rome
LVCILLA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun, wave of hair along bottom, small lock falling on neck
PVDI_CITIA
Pudicitia, veiled standing facing, head left, drawing veil with right hand, holding fold of drapery over left arm
18mm, 3.25g
RIC III, 780 (C)


Lucilla, AR Denarius, 164-182/183, Rome
LVCILLA-AVGVSTA
Draped bust right, hair weaved in rows in three sections and coiled at lower back of head in small bun, tight braid along bottom, small lock falling on neck
PVDIC_ITIA
Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, right hand on breast
17mm x 18mm, 3.20g
RIC III, 781 (C)


Lucilla, AR Denarius, 164-182/183, Rome
LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
VE_NVS
Venus standing left, apple in right hand, scepter in left
18mm, 3.05g
RIC III, 784 (C)


Lucilla, AR Denarius, 164-182/183, Rome
LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
VES_TA
Vesta standing left, by lighted altar, simpulum in right hand, palladium in left
18mm, 2.70g
RIC III, 788 (C)


Lucilla, AR Denarius, 164-182/183, Rome
LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
VOTA / PVBLI / CA
Legend within laurel wreath terminating in large circle
18mm x 19mm, 3.45g
RIC III, 791 (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AE Sestertius, December 161-December 162, Rome
IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M
Bare head right
SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVI
Salus standing left, feeding from patera snake coiled round altar
S | C across fields
COS III in exergue
30mm, 22.77g
RIC III, 834 (C)


Marcus Aurelius, AE Sestertius, December 163-December 164, Rome
M AVREL ANTONINVS-AVG ARMENIACVS P M
Laureate head right
TR P XVIII-IMP II COS III
Mars, helmeted, standing right, reversed vertical spear in right hand, left hand resting on shield behind at right
S | C across fields
31mm x 33mm, 24.21g
RIC III, 861 (C)


Divus Antoninus Pius, AE Sestertius, 161, Rome
DIVVS ANTONINVS
Bare head right
CONSE_CRATIO
Four-tiered ustrinum, decorated with garlands and statues, surmounted by Antoninus Pius in a quadriga
S | C across fields
32mm x 33mm, 29.03g
RIC III, 1266 (C)
Ex Time Machine, November 2003


Lucilla, AE Sestertius, 164-182/183, Rome
LVCILLAE AVG- ANTONINI AVG F
Draped bust right, hair weaved and coiled at lower back of head in small bun
PIE_TAS
Pietas standing facing, veiled head left, right hand raised over lit altar at left, box of perfumes in left
S | C across fields
30mm x 32mm, 24.39g
RIC III, 1756 (C)


Divus Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, c.180, Rome
DIVVS M A_NTONINVS PIVS
Bare head right
CONS_ECR_ATIO
Eagle flying to the heavens carrying ball-tipped scepter
18mm x 19mm, 3.17g
RIC III, 268 (Commodus) (S)


Divus Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, c.180, Rome
DIVVS M AN_TONINVS PIVS
Bare head right
CONSEC_RATIO
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left
17mm x 19mm, 2.40g
RIC III, 269 (Commodus) (S)
Ex Vel Garnett Collection


Divus Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, c.180, Rome
DIVVS M AN_TONINVS PIVS
Bare head right
CONSEC_RATIO
Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, spear-head in beak
17mm x 19mm, 3.16g
RIC III, 271 (Commodus) (S)


Divus Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, c.180, Rome
DIVVS M ANT_ONINVS PIVS
Bare head right
CONSE_CRATIO
Four-tiered ustrinum, decorated with garlands and statues, surmounted by quadriga
18mm x 19mm, 3.79g
RIC III, 275 (Commodus) (S)
Ex Civitas Galleries, NYINC Show, January 2006

*** Not in RIC ***

Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius, March- December 161, Rome
IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG
Bare head right
CONCORD AVG TR P XV
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, leaning with left arm on statue of Spes placed on cornucopiae
COS III in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.19g
RIC III, --
Ex Vel Garnett Collection

Note: RIC 2 has bare head right with legend five and cornucopiae under seat; RIC 5 with laureate head right, legend five and Spes on cornucopiae; RIC 6 with bare head, cuirassed bust right, legend five and Spes on cornucopiae. All of which are listed as common, but RIC does not list bare head right, legend five, Spes on cornucopiae.

Fourrees

Divus Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius Fourree, 161, Rome
DIVVS-ANTONINVS
Bare head right
DI_VO P_IO
Large shrine with door ajar
17mm, 3.08g
RIC III, 441 for type

Imitations

Marcus Aurelius, AR Imitative Denarius, Summer-December 166, Rome for type
M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS
Laureate head right
TR P-XX IMP-II_II COS III
Pax standing facing, head left, branch downward in right hand, cornucopiae in left
PAX in exergue
17mm x 18mm, 3.14g
RIC III, 164 for type

Note: The celator who made this imitative piece mixed an obverse legend from December 165-Summer 166 with a reverse type from Summer-December 166. Interestingly enough, the legends and types copy documented examples for both sides, just not on the same coin.